George W. Heard Sabine Parish, Louisiana

George W. Heard, merchant and prominent citizen of Belmont, was born in Perry County, Alabama, April 11, 1854, his parents moving to Union parish in 1855, where he spent his boyhood days.

In 1875 he was married to Miss Frances Goocher, and in 1876 he moved to Belmont where he engaged in farming and later in the mercantile business. He has been postmaster at that place for more than twenty years and has served as a member of the Parish School Board.

 He is esteemed as a citizen of unquestionable integrity and splendid character and has always been found on the side of every move for the moral and material advancement of the parish.

Six children were born to his marriage, three of whom are living: Mrs. Judia Callens of Many, Mrs. Alma Owens of Mississippi, and G. B. Heard, the popular agent of the Kansas City Southern Railway at Benson, Louisiana.



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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.


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